Lee Chae-yeon and Haein from LABOUM withdraw from ‘Queendom Puzzle’

Former IZ*ONE member Lee Chae-yeon and LABOUM‘s Haein have dropped out of Queendom Puzzle.

South Korean information outlet Hankyung reported yesterday that each Chae-yeon and Haein wouldn’t proceed on as contestants of the upcoming Mnet actuality TV competitors Queendom Puzzle, a spin-off of Queendom.

Hankyung reported that the duo had determined to drop out quickly after the primary filming session for the present. The information publication additionally claimed that the 2 artists wouldn’t get replaced, whereas filmed footage will nonetheless be used for broadcast.

Mnet later formally responded to the information, saying: “Lee Chae-yeon and Haein have stepped down from the upcoming selection program Queendom Puzzle for private causes,” per Star Information, as translated by Soompi.

Nevertheless, the Mnet spokesperson additionally added that “nothing has been determined but” close to casting new contestants to interchange Chae-yeon and Haein.

Chae-yeon had been one of many first few Ok-pop idols to be revealed as a contestant of Queendom Puzzle. She was introduced by Mnet alongside CLC’s Yeeun, ex-MOMOLAND’s JooE, Lovelyz’s Kei and extra.

Queendom Puzzle is ready to premiere on June 13 and can characteristic Women’ Era’s Taeyeon as a bunch. The present will characteristic 28 Ok-pop idols competing for a spot on a newly fashioned challenge group.

In different Ok-pop information, OH MY GIRL‘s Arin is reportedly set to affix Go Soo in new Ok-drama Summer time Love Machine Blues. The Ok-drama is ready to air later this 12 months, though a precise launch date and different particulars have but to be introduced.